January 12, 2011
Horse racing should be abolished!
There is a good deal of evidence that horses are sentient. There are many specific areas of research and areas of evidence that give this possibility, which is a likely reality, plenty of credibility. One of the more specific areas is the work that has been, and is being, done in cognitive recognition & understanding. The evidence shows that while most horses are not as sentient as, say human beings, other sentient life forms are, they do possess a distinctive understanding of the world around them and their place in the world. And since horses are conditioned, from before birth, to be racing horses that means that the only world that they know is the only world that many of them have ever been exposed to. And if given the chance to choose, if given the chance to decide if they want to participate in horse racing most horses would never choose to be slaves, to the sport, to their ability to make money, to the ability to procreate for the purposes of making their "owners" money!
If anyone is wondering... yes, I am a proud member of People Eating Tasty Animals.
Horse racing is slavery and should be abolished! Abolishing the sport will allow the integrity of these majestic animals to be respected appropriately, without servitude for profit, without slavery, and without the abuse and neglect that these animals suffer from every single day due to the ignorance and stupidity of their owners, trainers, and caretakers.